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DOCUMENTARY



HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MAINE



VOL. V



CONTAINING



The Baxter 3iANUscRiPTs



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By JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M.



PUBLISHED BY THE MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AIDED BY
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INTRODUCTION.



A PRESSURE of affairs of a public nature for four years
^^^ past has prevented me from givino; to this fifth volume
of the Documentary History of Maine the attention which
the work demanded, hence what has appeared like unnec-
essary delay in its publication. As no one, however, was at
hand who could relieve me of the labor of proof-reading-, a
not altogether inspiriting task, as all know who are familiar
with the vagaries in spelling which our illiterate forbears, it
would seem, delighted to make as complicated as possible,
the delay was unavoidable. What I have done I have tried
to do thoroughly, and have carefully compared the proof-
sheets with my copies of the original manuscripts, which I
regard as most trustworthy, hence I believe that no mate-
rial errors will be discovered.

To Mr. Edward Denham, of New Bedford, to whom our
Society is so greatly indebted for unselfish labor in its be-
half, am I under especial obligation for the excellent index
which accompanies the volume.

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER.

Mackworth Island,

June 1, 1897.



495089



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.



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Copies of passages in letters from New England, 1

News from New England concerning the Indians, 2

Council of war, 3

Instructions to Captain John Alden, ... 5

Council of war, 6

Isaac Addington to Joseph Prout. ... 6

Joseph Prout to Isaac Addington, .... 7

Joseph I'rout to Governor Bradstreet, ... 9

Joseph Piout to Isaac Addington 10

Commission to Captain Simon Willard, ... 11

Instiuctions to Captain Simon Willard, ... 12

Captain Simon Willard to governor and council, . 13

Petition of Robert and Sarah Driver, ... 14
Order of defense against French, . . . . * 15

Petition of John Jacob, 17

Bill of committee for debentures, ... 17

Captain Gardiner licensed to return home, . . 18

Soldiers of Province of Maine to be drawn off, . 19

Major Sweyne to visit garrisons, . . . . 19

Vote of representatives to raise volunteers, . . 19

Vote of representatives in favor of soldiers impressed, 20

Complaint of Jacob Whitaker, et al., ... 20

Depositions of soldiers, 22

Order in favor of soldiers posted between Oyster

River and Wells, 23

Order of representatives, 24

Accounts to be examined and audited, ... 24

Vote of representatives, 25

Proposals of John Nelson, 26

Order in favor of soldiers, 28

Deposition of Caleb Moody, 28

Answer to Council relating to expedition against

French 30

Petition to king, 32

Testimony of John Graves, 34

Deposition of Edward Taylor 35

Deposition of Thomas Gent and William Willcott, 36

Deposition of Robert Scott, 36

Deposition of Caleb Ray, 37

Deposition of Edward Taylor et al., ... 38



VIII CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE

1690 Jan, 28 Complaint against Lieutenant John Jordan, . . as-44

31 Richard Curling's testimony, 44

Vote in favor of Mr. Benjamin Rolfe, ... 46

Feb. 6 Encouragement to undertake expedition against Port

Royal, 46

12 Petition of Abraham Perkins, .... 47

14 Grant to Mr. John Emerson, 49

17 Petition of James Miller, 49

Mar. 14 Ten single rates to be levied, 50

15 Vote rehiting to shipment of provisions, . . 51

18 William Vaughan etal. to governor and council, , 51
Appointment of commander-in-chief, ... 52

19 Neighboring colonies to appoint commissioners, , 52

Petition of Edward Pegge, 58

Petition of John Bowers etal., .... 53

Petition of William Arden, 55

Examination of French captive, .... 55

William Vaughan and Richard Martin to governor

and council, 57

Committee for setting forth forces against Port Royal, 59

20 William Vaughan and Richard Martin to governor and

council, 59

Payment of soldiers in expedition against Nova Scotia, 00

21 Governor's presence requested, etc, , , . 61
Frontier towns to be strengthened, .... 61

22 Men to be impressed against Nova Scotia, . . 62

24 Governor and council of Massachusetts to governor

and council of Connecticut, .... 63

25 Governor Bradstreet to Governor Liesler of New York, 65
Governor and council to major, recorder and aldermen

of Albany, 67

26 Charles Frost et al., to governor and council, . . 70
Apr. 5 Form of commissions, 71

7 Complaint against three soldiers, , ... 72

14 Commission of William Phipps, .... 74

15 Commission of William Stougbton et al., . . 75

17 Instructions for William Stougbton et al., . . 76
Commission of the commissary general, . . 78

18 Commi.ssion for Gi-egory Sugars, .... 79
Instructions for Sir William Phipps, ... 80
Governor of Rhode Island to governor of Massachu-
setts, 80

Instructions to Sir William Phipps, .... 81

19 Instructions to Captain William Johnson, , . 83
Proposals, acceptance of by Capt. Cypi ian Southack, 84

21 Isaac Addington to Elisha ('ooke, . , . , 85



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1690 Apr. 24 lustructioiis for John Hathorne and Jonatbau Corwin, 86

Comuiission of John Hawthorne and Jonathan Corwin, 87

26 Commission of Gershom Flegg, .... 88

Commission of Noah Wiswall, .... 88

Instructions to Captain Noali Wiswall, . . 89

30 Account of garrisons and soldiers in Maine, . 91

May 1 Report of John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, 92

Meeting of commissioners at New York, . . .93

9 Simon Willaid to visit Boston, .... 95
15 Governor and council of Connecticut to governor and

council of Massachusetts, 96

Agreement of commissioners at New York, . 08

IS William Vaughau to governor and council, . . 99

Robt. Pike to governor and council, . . . 100

Major Frost to Major Vaughan, 101

Edward Sargent to Major Vaughan . . . 101

Saral Wheelwright et al. to Major Frost, . . . 102

William Vaughan et al. to governor and council, 102

May 22 Samuel Wheelwright et al., to governor and council, 103

Chas. Frost et al., to governor and council . . lU-1

23 Order of council, 105

Governor and council to Sir William Phipps, . 106

24 Edmund Quincy to governor and council, . . 107
Robert Pike to governor and council, . . . 108
Bartholomew Gedney to governor and council, . 108

26 Bartholomew Gedney to governor and council, . 189
Instructions for James Wood, 110

27 Governor Brad street to Lieutenant Governor Liesler, 110
Instructions for Captain Stephen Greenleaf, . . 112
Instructions for Captain John Floyd, . . . 113
Instructions for Captain Edward Wyllys, . .113
Nicholas Smith et al. to governor and council, . 114

28 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . .315

29 B. Gedney to Governor Bradstreet, . . . 115
Captain Thomas Noyes to committee of Rowley ,etc., 1 17

30 Instructions for Captain Robert Pike, . . .117
Commission to Captain Robert Pike, . . . 118
Petition of merchants to queen, .... 119
Answer to Sir Edmund Andros's account of forces

raised, 120

Commissioners to impress provisions, . . . 124

Major Robert Pike, commander-in-chief, . . . 125

June 4 Soldiers ordered for service, ... . 125

10 Soldiers to be under command of Captain Floyd, . 126
Petition of Jane Ryly 126

18 Cyprian Soutback to his father and mother, , . 127



X CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE

1690 July 4 Petition of John Kinsley, 130

Abstracts of letters from Mr. Usher, . . . LSI
8 William Banton and Thomas Pound to Sir Edmund

Andross, 133

15 Vote to raise soldiers, 135

17 Vote to detach soldiers 135

Aug. 1 Order to strengthen Eastern parts, , . . .136

Friend Indians to be sent against common enemy, 136

Ensign Daniel Wagner released, .... 137

Order of council relative to raising soldiers, . 137

Sept. 27 Robert Pike to governor and council, . . . 138

Oct. 4 Order of Major Robert Pike to Captain Floyd, . 140

Complaint of Captain Floyd, 141

Declaration of Silvan us Davis, .... 142

11 Order for William Vaughan to take chief command, 15.3

15 Bartholomew Gedney to Governor Bradstreet, . 154
Debentures to be given soldiers, .... 155

29 Lawrence Dennis to Major Church, . . . 242

30 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . . 155

31 Elisha Andrews to Governor Bradstreet, . . 156
Nov. 3 James Converse to governor and council, . . 157

6 Order for encouragement of Lieutenant Elisha

Andrews, etc., 158

Capt. John Alden to have use of sloop Mary, . 159

7 Order to dismiss officers and soldiers, . . . 160

8 Instructions for Major Robert Pike et al., . . 160

Commissioners appointed, 162

Instructions for Captain John Alden, . . . 162

29 Agreement of truce with Indian sa<jamore, . , 164

Governor and council to agents of Colony in England, 167

Petition of inhabitants of Salem, etc., . . , 172

Dec. 12 Order relating to New Hampshire and Maine soldiers, 173

16 Letter from Major Benjamin Chuich, . . . 241

19 Allowance to Major Robert Pike, .... 174
22 Petition of Sylvanus Davis, .... . 174

Instructions to Captain Converse, .... 175

1691 Feb. 3 Extract from Paris Gazette touching Sir William

Phlpps' Expedition, 190

Memoire du Roy aux Comte de Frontenac, . . 192
Meraoire Concernant le Canada, .... 196

10 Selectmen to provide ammunition, . . . 176

11 Circumstances of soldiers and seamen to be con-

sidered, 177

20 Petition of Sylvanus Davis 178

27 Testimony of William and Mary Denuison, . . 178

Summons to selectmen of Milton, .... 179



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1691 Feb. 27 Order iu answer to petition of Lieutenant James

Weems 179

Petition of Lieutenant James Weems, . . . 180

Answer to above, 181

Mar. 20 Governor Bradstreet to Lords of Trade, . . . 183
30 Governor Bradstreet to Governor Sloughter of New

York, 185

Apr. 7 Samuel Wheelwright et al., to governor and council, 186
Governor Bradstreet to Governor Nicholson of

Virginia, 187

15 Commissioners to meet with Eastern Indian Sachems, 188
News from New England, 189

16 Governor Sloughter to governor and council, . 230
23 Instructions for commissioners to meet Indian

sachems, 231

Appointment of commission, 232

May 1 Agreement with Indians at Wells, .... 233

3 Governor Sloughter to governor and council, . 235

8 Governor and council to Governor Sloughter, . 237

21 Captain Greenleaf et al., to General Wiuthrop, . 239
25 Samuel Wheelwright etal., to governor and council, 240
30 Order to pay Laurence Dennis, 242

June 10 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 243

12 Order to have soldiers ready to go against Indians, . 243

14 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 244
Letter from Robert Pike, 246

15 L. Saltonstall to Major Pike, 247

Thomas Downs to Captain Gerrish 248

John Gerrish to Major Vaughan, . . . . 248

16 Major Vaughan to Major Pike, 248

17 Wm. Vaughan etal., to governor and council, . 249
Major Pike to governor and council 250

18 Governor and council to Governor Sloughter, . 251

19 Major Pike to governor and council, . . . 2.54
Francis Hooke to Major Pike, .... 256
Major Vaughan to governor and council, . . . 257
Thomas Noyes to Governor Bradstreet, . . 257

20 Letter from Major Pike, 258

22 Letter from Rev. Shubael Dummer, , . . 258

23 Comments on above, 259

Letter from Major Vaughan, 259

Major Pike to governor and council, . . . 260

29 Instructions for Captain John March et al. , . 261

July 11 Letter from Richard Buckley 263

Captains King and March to governor and council, 264

12 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 265



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1691 July 13 Reply to letter of Captains King and March, . 266

Reply to letter of William Vaughan et al., . . 267

17 Captains King and March to governor and council, 208

William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, . ^70

20 Reply to Captains King and March, . . . 270
Governor and council to Governor Sloughter, . . 271
John Hill to governor and council, . . . 273

21 Francis Littlefieldet al., to governor and council, . 274

25 M. Clarkson to governor and council, . . .. 275

26 Letter from Captain Hooke, 276

Aug. 1 Deposition of Captain March et al., . . . 277

Deposition of Captain Daniel King, .... 277

Deposition of Samuel Winslow, .... 279

4 William Vaughan to Isa. Addington, . . . 280

7 Account of Eastern Expedition 280

Captains King and March to governor and council, 282

8 Letter from governor and council, . . . 283
10 Govei'nor Bradstreet to M. Clarkson, . . . 285

12 Instructions to Major Vaughan et al., , . . 286
Letter from Thomas Griffin, 287

13 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 288
William Vaughan to governor and council, . . 288

14 Letter from Christopher Goffe 290

21 Order to Captain Goffe to cruise between capes, . 290

Sept. 18 Letter to Captains King and March, . . . 291

26 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 292

27 John March to governor and council, . . . 293

28 Rev. George Burroughs et al., to governor and

council, 294

John Alen to governor and council, . . . 295

29 Henry Dow to Major Pike, 296

30 Wm. Vaughan to governor and council, . . . 298
Oct. 17 Richard Buckley to Isaac Addington, . . . 299

26 Richard Buckley to Isaac Addington, . . .299

30 Aid asked from Plymouth, R. I., and Connecticut, 300

31 Proposals by the Committee of Militia of Salem, 302
Nov. 13 Thomas Hinckley to Governor Bradstreet, . . 307

17 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . . 303

Orders to collect provisions for soldiers, . . 304

19 Letter from Governor Eaton of Rhode Island, . 304
Dec. 3 Secretary AUyn of Connecticut to Governor

Bradstreet, 309

1692 Jan. 25 Letter from Francis Hooke, et al., .... 310

26 Humphrey Bradstreet to governor and council, . 310
Petition of Inhabitants of Isles of Shoals to gover-
nor and c(mncil, 312

27 Captain Jolin Floyd to governor and council, . . 314
Rev. John Burrough et al., to governor and council, 316

28 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . . 317
Job Alcock to governor and council, . . . 319
John Hill to governor and council, .... 319



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PAGE

1692 Jan. 28 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 320

Feb. 5 Instructions to Captains Alden and Convers, . . 321
Contributions lecomme tided for redemption of

captives, 323

10 Instructions to Captain Hatch, 323

11 Instructions to Major Hutchinson, . . . 324
17 Petition of inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, . , 350

Instructions to Captain Willey, .... 351

22 William Vaughan to governor and council, . . 326
James Convers to governor and council, . . 327

Mar. 2 Edward Willey to Mr. Wainwright, . . . 355

Copy of letter of Andrew Diraond, . . . 357

11 Edward Willey to governor and council, . . 358
Address of Inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, . . 362

12 Apprizement of Mr. Christopher's sloop, . . 365
Petition of Charles Makarty, 366

19 Edward Willey to governor and council, . . 367
Captain Edward Willey to inhabitants of Isles of

Shoals, ,369

Governor and council to inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, 371

Commission to Captain John Alden, . . . 372

Instructions to Captain John Alden, . . . 373
Captain Alden to deliver French soldiers to Mons.

de Villeboa, 374

24 Nathaniel Hatch to Governor Bradstreet, . . 374

25 Letter to Captain Belcher, 376

Major Thomas Hinchman to governor, . . . 376

26 Embargo by governor and council 377

29 Order to Captain Hatch to cruise upon the coast, 378

Instructions to Captain Hatch 378

Instructions to Cajjtain Southack 379

Petition of Thomas Footman, 381

Petition of Thomas Footman, .... 382

30 Governor of Massachusetts to governor of New York, 328
Petition of John Hammond to governor and council, 330
Petition of Joshua Scottow to governor and council, 331
Petition of Edward Willy to governor and council, 332
Petition of Edwai-d Willy to governor and council, 3:^3

Apr. 13 Elisha Hutchinson to governor and council, . 334

23 Elisha Hutchinson to governor and council, . . 336
28 Elisha Hutchinson to governor and council, . 338

May 9 Instructions for Captain Cyprian Southack, . . 339

20 Elisha Hutchinson to Isaac Addington, . . 340
22 William Vaughan to Lieutenant Governor Dummer, 342
28 Petition from Wells, U2

J une 30 Francis Hooke and Charles Fi'ost to SirWilliam Phipps,.343

July 25 (Commission to Benjamin Church, .... 345
Aug. 1 Governor Phipps to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, 345

9 Letter from Francis Hooke, 346

Sept. 16 Orders to Captain Richard Short, .... 347

Oct. 3 Orders to Ca^jtain Robert Fairfax, . . . 348



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Orders to Captain Richard Short, .... 349
Letter to Mr. Blaithvs^ait, . . . . - . 352

Deposition of Robert Mitchell et al, . . . 383

Petition of William Pepperell, .... 386
Deposition of Thomas Millfurd, .... 387

Deposition of Robert Mitchell, .... 389

Petition of William Pepperell, 390

Petition of John Wheelwright, .... 393
Petition of Samuel Wheelv^right and William Screven, 395
Petition of Samuel Wheelwright in behalf of Wells

and York, . . 396

Petition of William Screven in behalf of Kittery, 397

Petition of John Wheelwright, 398

Answer to foregoing petition, .... 399

Deposition of Captain John March, .... 400
York, Kittery and Wells, tax abated, . . . 401

Petition of William Tomson, 401

Deposition of Benjamin Jackson, .... 402
John Welch to governor and council, . . . 403
N. Sunderland to governor and council, . . 406

Proposals to raise soldiers, 407

Petition of Joseph Hammond in behalf of John

Leighton, 409

Lieutenant Govei'norStoughtou to Major Frost, . 409

Letter from John Hill, 410

Letter from Charles Frost, 411

Letter from Pasco Chubb, 412

Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Captain John

Everett 412

Petition of John Alden, 413

Petition of Nathaniel Hall 414

Action on foregoing, 416

Captain John Everett to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 417

Grant to county of York, 417

Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Captain John

Everett, 418

John Pike to I<ieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 419
Major Charles Frost to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 420

Instructions to Matthew Carey 421

John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, , 423

Petition of James Emery, 423

Bartholomew Gedney to Isaac Addiiigton, . . 425
Pasco Chubb ctal. to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, 426

Petition of York and Kittery, 427

Major Charles Frost to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 429

Reply to above 430

Major Cliarles Frost to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 431



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1696 Feb. 26 Petition of James Convers in behalf of Elizabeth

Stover 432

Action on same, 433

Petition of Major Charles Frost 434

Application to Connecticut, Rhode Island and New

Hampshire for aid in defense, .... 435

Encouragement to prosecute French and Indians, 436

Major Charles Frost to governor, .... 438

William Redford to governor, 438

Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Colonel Saltonstall

et als., 439

Major Frost to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 440
Bartholomew Gedney to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 441

Bartholomew Gedney to Isaac Addington, . . 444
Benjamin Church to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, 445

17 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Bartholomew

Gedney, 445

Sept. 13 John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 447

24 Address to the king, 447

Letter to Lords of privy council, .... 451

29 Isaac Addington to Sir Henry Ashurst, . . 464
Oct. Bartholomew Gedney to Lieutenant Governor

Stoughton, 465

5 Vincent Bigot to George Turfrey, . . . 455

Nov. 12 John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 466

Petition of Abraham Cock, 466

Action in above, ........ 467

18 Petition of James Convers, 468

Action in above, 469

Petition of Pasco Chubb, 469

27 Vote, illegal payment, 470

Dec. Petition of Samuel Wheelwright. .... 471
5 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Messrs. Cooper

and Jackson, 473

Address to His Majesty, 474

Vote in favor of Major Church's command, . . 477

1697 Mar. Petition of R. Honnywell, 477

Petition of Major B. Church, 479

27 Answer to above, .... ... 481

Vote in relation to Colonel Saltonstall and Captain

Chubb, 481

Petition of selectmen of Kittery, .... 482

June Petition of Samuel Wheelwright, . . . 484

Answer to above, 485

Petition of Lieutenant James Weems, . . . 485

14 Answer to above, 487

List of men under command of Lieutenant James

Weems, 488

Certificate, 488



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Action by lords of council to petition of Lieutenant

Weems, 489

Kittery petition presented, 490

Petition of John Wing, 4U;i

Certificate of Humphrey Bradstreet in favor of Peter

Lagroue, 494

Certificate of Captain Daniel Rindge, . . . 495

Petition of T. Phillips et al., 495

Action on above, 496

Writ to county of York for choice of assembly men, 497



Petition of selectmen of Berwick et al.,
Petition of Abraham Preble, . . . .

Answer to above,

Account of Lieutenant Abram Preble,
Certificate relating to same, ....
Account of soldiers in service in York,
Petition of James Convers, ....

Answer to above

Seth Pope's petition in behalf of two Indians,
Certificate of .John Walley, . . . .

Answer to foregoing,

Petition of Nathaniel Collins, . . . .

Answer to above,

Petition of Eliezer Rogers,

Answer to above,

Proposals relating to defense of frontiers,
Petition of John Nelson, ....

liist of captives, ......

Samuel Wheelwright's will, ....

James Weems,

John Baker to Major John Convers,

Certificate,

Certificate,

John Baker to Major Convers, . . . .
Petition of Peter Legroue, ....

Action on above,

Petition of Samuel Moody, ....

Action on above,

Petition of Samuel Dounell in behalf of York,

Answer to above,

Petition of John Ellen wood, ....



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Marble head New Engl Aug'' 14° 89. S
( Coppys of Some Passages in Seuerall Letters from New
Eng^ by way of Bilbas &c.)
— Abondance of Trouble & warr with the Indians &
French att the East wards, this night wee haue hade an
Ahirem att Haurill where are 5 men Killed/

Wee haue many Impresses for men, butt can gett butt
few That will goe by reason y** Gouernm' not Settled, & noe
ship from England this Sumer, Pemequide fortt is taken
with the Indians & french. there is about 20 men killed &
45 ( ?) carried Captiue & y® Rest Surrendered, there was 70
Canoes w*"" 400 men. All the Rest of the East wards (butt
only 2 Garrisons) are come into these partes/

A small Towne att y" head of Piscataqua Riuer called
Cocheechlan where dwelt Major Walden who had bin a
Indian Trader. One night some Indians Lay in his Garri-
son & about midnight y® Indians that were without killed &
distroyed all & carried away to y** Value of About 5000 £
in monye & Goods as wee haue ace" & gaue noe Quarter
many more things I might Add John Legg/

In another viz'

This day I haue accomp. of the Larem last night the
Eniray are many, our People in a Confusion & a Riseiug
feared amongst vs./

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The Enimies are Exceedeing Creuell & Rejoyce & say
they will bee Into Boston be for Chrismass./

Extract of severdll Letters relating the many
mischiefs done by the French and Indians./



End:) I^ England: 14 Aug 1689. Extracts of Sev^Het^



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